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Now available!
Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere

Order your copy today!

Shotgun houses . . . vibrant street scenes . . . grand villas and mansions . . . colorful facades—they’re all part of a historically rich, interconnected Creole world.


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The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly

2014 spring issue
The Boswell Sisters

Since 1983, The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly has brought historical essays, news of recent acquisitions, and announcements of The Collection’s events, exhibitions, and educational programs to its readers. All issues from fall 1999 to the present are available online as PDF files. The 2014 spring Quarterly is now available.

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Featured item from the archive: 19th century journal

Surveyor’s notebook turns out to be Civil War general’s journal

Since the opening of the museum doors in 1974, THNOC has continuously added to its archive to further its mission of protecting and preserving items related to New Orleans and Gulf Coast history. (more…)

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Maps from The Collection

are now on the LOUISiana Digital Library

Maps from The Historic New Orleans Collection have been added to The LOUISiana Digital Library, an online library of more than 84,000 digital materials about Louisiana’s history, culture, places, and people.

The Historic New Orleans Collection has extensive holdings of significant manuscript and printed maps. Acquisition was begun by The Collection’s founder, General L. Kemper Williams, in the 1920s and ’30s. Since then considerable additions have been made including a wide range of maps dating from early colonial times to the present. (more…)

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Tennessee Williams Research at The Collection

Online guide to extensive collections of T. Williams materials

The Historic New Orleans Collection is one of the major repositories for Tennessee Williams materials. Since acquiring the extensive Fred W. Todd Tennessee Williams Collection in 2001, the institution has continued to grow its Williams holdings. (more…)

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THNOC e-books hit the web

Now available for Amazon’s Kindle
and Barnes and Noble’s Nook

The publications department of The Collection is pleased to announce that the two titles in the Louisiana Musicians Biography series—Harold Battiste’s memoir Unfinished Blues: Memories of a New Orleans Music Man and Ben Sandmel’s biography Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans—are now available for Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes and Noble’s Nook. (more…)

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Remembering Katrina

August 29, 2005–August 29, 2013

August 29, 2005–August 29, 2013 (more…)

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Latest Publications from The Collection

Now available at
The Shop at The Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to announce the release of its latest book, A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies, by Marc-Antoine Caillot, edited and with an introduction and annotations by Erin M. Greenwald, staff curator and historian. (more…)

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Tour the Marigny and Bywater with THNOC curator/historian John Magill video tour with
Doug MacCash

Take a video tour of the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods with John Magill, curator/historian at The Historic New Orleans Collection. (more…)

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Volunteer at The Collection

“THNOC makes volunteers feel at home and truly values the time they spend at The Collection.” —Susan Eberle

The Historic New Orleans Collection is a bustling enterprise, and, in addition to our staff, we rely on a team of nearly 70 volunteers to make it all happen. Our volunteers, who work at both the Royal Street complex and the Williams Research Center, help us with day-to-day gallery and museum operations, tours, seminars, research needs, events and more. (more…)